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Table 3 Urinary iodine concentration levels in pregnant women in their third trimester in Gwembe and Sinazongwe of Southern Province, Zambia from April 2016 to March 2018 (n = 218)

From: Prevalence of iodine deficiency among pregnant women in Gwembe and Sinazongwe districts of Southern Province, Zambia: a cross-sectional study

Iodine intake status Urine Iodine concentration (μg/L) Number (n) Percent (%)
Insufficient < 150 106 48.6
Adequate 150–249 74 34.0
More than Adequate 250–499 28 12.8
Excessive ≥ 500 10 4.6
Total   218 100